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Old 02-03-2012, 01:41 AM   #691
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Iraq war mongering from PNAC started in the 90's, before the euro was even introduced, though.



Of course, Iran and Libya had been in the crosshair for some time.

yeah fair play...

you have to know who is having a laugh and who is not to get this though...
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #692
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re: war reparations, today's ruling:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...813226,00.html

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An international court ruled on Friday that Germany cannot be held liable for paying reparations to the descendents of victims of a massacre perpetrated during World War II in Italy. The verdict has implications far beyond Nazi-era war crimes, and was welcomed by countries far and wide.
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topic, timing, setting, hosts, speaker - just priceless.

http://www.bportugal.pt/en-US/OBanco...o20120206.aspx
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:54 PM   #694
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some solid reading material, and the comments section is gold...

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Originally Posted by Another tiny detail from Switzerland by Golem XIV on FEBRUARY 2, 2012

Back in June of last year (2011) I wrote about how there was such a demand for safe deposit boxes in Switzerland that,

…if you want a bank box in Zurich today, they will require that you have a minum of half a million swiss francs on deposit in the bank, before they will even consider you. That is how short of space they are.

The same person,who told me that contacted me today to tell me that the demand for Safe deposit boxes has grown so hugely that in the area bordering Italy, hotels are now renting out their own safety deposit boxes.

First the Greeks now the Italians. Capital Flight in full effect. But don’t worry I am sure Mr Monti has it all under control.
http://www.golemxiv.co.uk/2012/02/an...m-switzerland/

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In December 2005, drawing heavily on his 1995 theoretical paper and convinced that a financial crisis was fast approaching, Keen went high-profile public with his analysis and predictions. He registered the webpage www.debtdeflation.com dedicated to analyzing the “global debt bubble”, which soon attracted a large international audience. At the same time he began appearing on Australian radio and television with his message of approaching financial collapse and how to avoid it. In November 2006 he began publishing his monthly DebtWatch Reports (33 in total). These were substantial papers (upwards of 20 pages on average) that applied his previously developed analytical framework to large amounts of empirical data. Initially these papers analyzed the Global Financial Collapse that he was predicting and then its realization.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnthar...mics-crisis/2/
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My question to everyone is; since UK refuses to be part of the Eurozone, why the hell are they still part of the EU?
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Try googling "Eurozone" and "EU". Might help.

Not trying to be rude btw.
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My question to everyone is; since UK refuses to be part of the Eurozone, why the hell are they still part of the EU?
The EU existed long before the euro and UK isn't the only member which hasn't adopted the currency.
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Try googling "Eurozone" and "EU". Might help.
Maybe you should do the same?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht_Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opt-out...European_Union

Again, I'm asking, why is the UK allowed to opt-out on the Eurozone yet allowed to stay in the EU and dictate monetary policy? It's counter productive. Opt-in or fuck off imho.
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Why stop there? Why not cut off trade and go to war with UK?

Time for Europe to copy the African way of doing politics.
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Why stop there? Why not cut off trade and go to war with UK?

Time for Europe to copy the African way of doing politics.
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seems like athens gave in. for now. bad for greece, eventually bad for the emu, but what the heck.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/46162663

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for the sake of europe i hope greek union leaders will start raising hell in hellas.
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seems like athens gave in. for now. bad for greece, eventually bad for the emu, but what the heck.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/46162663



for the sake of europe i hope greek union leaders will start raising hell in hellas.
yeah, disappointing... and really unexpected to be honest... taming the med countries should not be so easy... looks like it is gonna have to be italy, spain or portugal to say 'no, f** off' and force the the original creditors hand because sure as shit ireland will bend over for the any more bailouts - in fact, i predict that ireland will even go a step further and lube up the rectal cavity for the emu...
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Things heating up in Greece.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16987644
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according to most polls, greeks overwhelmingly favour an official bankruptcy declaration. who are we to question their opinion? let them go bust. obviously it's gonna have ramifications but long-term nothing else is gonna work properly.

they choose argentina instead of latvia, why tell them off? let democracy do its magic.
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RIP Greece, 1832-2012.
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